Tap dancing is a great way to develop musicality, timing and balance. Tap dance uses the sound of the tap shoes hitting the floor as a percussive instrument. Tap dance sharpens reflexes and improves memory skills and coordination. Beginning classes will work toward establishing fundamental tap movements, vocabulary and will work on basic rhythms and steps that progress into fun and lively dance combinations. More advanced classes will involve more intricate rhythms and combinations. Tap dancing is a great way to develop musicality, timing and balance.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Each week, we will do a tap warm up, some technique or music theory exercises loosely based on the grades from IDTA tap awards, that keep classes structured. We also learn a piece of choreography that uses our new vocabulary. We will build on our knowledge each week (with opportunities to film and practice at home in between if time permits) so that you can really see progress!
I DON’T HAVE TAP SHOES YET, CAN I STILL TAKE PART?
Yes absolutely! A lot of beginners come without tap shoes at first. The best alternative is a hard soled shoe with a low heel, like an Oxford. These shoes usually make a great sound. Avoid shoes with a spongy sole like some trainers (you will need to distinguish between the ball and heel of your foot) and high heels.
WHERE CAN I PURCHASE TAP SHOES FROM AND WHAT IS THE BEST TYPE?
You can purchase tap shoes from a reputable dancewear shop within your area, or alternatively online where there are lots of different options ranging from low cost to high cost, so its up to you. Go for comfort above all.
We strongly recommend purchasing tap shoes that has both front and heel taps already on them so the sound is equally balanced.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
The best clothes to wear are the clothes you’re comfortable in! Make sure you can move around freely and be prepared to sweat a little.
Tap Dancing is a great low impact cardio workout.
Tap dancing class will burn calories, tone problem areas, but most importantly remove stress and anxiety.
Have fun, laugh, make new friends, work as a group